Well, that is not the official title of the university-wide award that Nancy just won from Texas A&M but it works for me. Officially, the University Professorships recognize faculty who have demonstrated significant and sustained accomplishments in their discipline and who have gained recognition both nationally and internationally. The award also acknowledges a commitment to … Continue reading Nancy Welsh is a Rockstar
Hi everyone–and happy start to the semester. I’m about to teach a bit on interviewing and counseling and am using a fun video on different types of questions courtesy of my nieces. Nothing like some teenagers (and an 8 year old) stuck at home during the pandemic to get really creative in helping their mom … Continue reading Open v Closed Ended Questions
New Zealand, not surprisingly, is moving the needle faster than the U.S. on gender equity by changing the criteria that is actually used to measure pay equity. The New York Times had a great piece yesterday that explains this further. It’s all about the standards that we use. Think Moneyball for equity. Our traditional argument … Continue reading Moneyball for Equity
I was delighted to pen an op-ed with Grande Lum (in between his book tour, speaking engagements and managing a university!) in which we argue that this election also turns on how we view the role of the president as a negotiator. I’ve spoken about this with Liz Tippet in her terrific Oregon Law Labs … Continue reading Electing our Negotiator-in-Chief
It’s the swag and brag time of the year where we each tout our wonderful DR programs (and they are all great, really!) This year, Marquette sent out a lovely gadget fitting for the era we live in, and there have been some questions about how to use it, as well as creative ideas that … Continue reading Creative Uses Exercise?
One of the best parts of my new position with the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette is getting the opportunity to meet and work with amazing faculty across campus. Working with our steering committee since last spring, we had planned to have a great conference focusing on suffrage and innovation—how was women’s intellectual empowerment … Continue reading A is for Activism–Or Want to Know What’s Going on In Milwaukee During Election Season?
From friend of the blog, Alexandra Crampton, a notice that the Family Court Review is doing a special issue on Covid-19. Family Law Disruption and Response during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Viral Lessons for Research, Policy, and Practice Family law systems were already overwhelmed when the Covid-19 pandemic erupted. Through varied policy and public health responses, … Continue reading Family Court Review Call for Papers
For many of us looking at inequality and how to promote pay equity, the news that certain structural changes in negotiation can make a difference is quite welcome. One of the hypothesized reasons for women’s pay inequity is that women might not have negotiated great starting salaries and then were held back over the course … Continue reading What to NOT Negotiate About—Salary History
As so many business and institutions face economic hardship from the pandemic, our concepts of dispute resolution are more important than ever. Principles of system design–transparency, consult before deciding, and maintaining trust–are crucial. Similarly, avoiding bias and thinking creatively need to be used in making decisions. In the article linked here, entitled How Jewish Organizations Can … Continue reading Negotiation and DSD Principles in a Pandemic
In what seems like a decade ago (but was only early March), the ever talented Liz Tippett interviewed me for her brilliant Oregon Law Lab (in person!) about Trump’s Art of the Deal. Spoiler alert: We conclude that the book should best be read as a handbook for how to deal with lying… Enjoy!
I’m happy to share this reflection from my colleague Natalie Fleury who runs our small claims mediation clinic which, as elsewhere, was forced to distance mid-semester. I expect we will all have lessons as we move forward and plan for the fall semester as well! “Could we try and mediate over the phone?” I was … Continue reading Student Lessons on Distance Mediation
Does having a woman in charge of a country impact how that country is dealing with the pandemic? In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, more than one commentator has noticed that it does. From Forbes to The Atlantic in the U.S., to think tanks around the world, “feminist leadership matters.” Forbes Magazine wrote just … Continue reading Might the Pandemic (Finally) Change the Leadership Stereotype?